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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Mar 3, 2010 8:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any 1973 haters?

Blasphemy! What's next? Other One haters?

I'm fully on board with '73, and it's probably my favorite year. However, I can think of at least one prime example of where '73 loses some people: the 12/6/73 Dark Star. I've been involved in seemingly endless debate over whether this is the most creative and free-form DS ever or the most self-indulgent and boring one. I think it comes down to how much structure you require in your GD. 45 minutes of experimental free jazz might be too much for some folks. I love it, but I can understand how some would grow tired of it.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 3, 2010 8:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any 1973 haters?

We talked about that show a couple of months back didn't we? I think we were agreed that it was right up there with the very best Grateful Dead performances. I believe I described the Dark Star as a thing of bewildering beauty - and I see no reason to change my mind.

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Mar 3, 2010 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any 1973 haters?

This is one of my most frequented dark stars. I think anyone COULD love it as much as I do, it's just a matter of whether they want to really listen or not.